Reaching for Pulitzer Prize territory once again, the Nov. 4 Globe (“Owned by moguls, written by interns”) features on its front page an article on how the Massachusetts Congressional delegation has fallen behind in tweets. Yes, the sad news is that the Mass. Delegation ranks 47th in use of Twitter. OMG that’s right there with Mitt Romney’s job creation rank during his stint as governor.
The gory details: In the “most followers” stats, Barn coat burners will be pleased to note that John Kerry out-tweets Scott Brown 18,516 to 12,560. But Elizabeth Warren’s website credits her with 9,762 followers. Scott, you’d better get tweeting. John Tierney trails everyone with a measly 320 followers. This is possibly because most folks think he retired in 1997. (No, that’s when he was elected.)
Barney Frank, waxing, as ever, lyrical, remarks: “My colleagues end up talking about the seemingly irrelevant details of their lives. Frankly, I don’t think people are all that interested in what I ate for lunch.” (Frankly?)
Coming up: “Mass Delegation Still Using Post-it Notes.” Unfortunately, the Spotlight Team is maxed out right now and couldn’t weigh in.
A semi-serious point. This is yet another ham-fisted, bone-headed attempt by the Globe to “appeal to the younger demographic.” Also known as “Twits on Tweets for Twerps.”